1953 – Lata Mangeshkar

Continuing the yearly review of Lata Mangeshkar's songs, let's celebrate today Lata Mangeshkar's 92nd birthday by revisiting a few of my favorite songs sung by her in the year 1953. She sang about 190+ songs in total from 45 films, with around 150 solos and around 40+ other songs including duets (34 with male singers …

Ek Din Hum Ko Yaad Karoge – Remembering Raja Mehdi Ali Khan

Earlier this month, I published a post on a rarely remembered lyricist, Asad Bhopali. I was planning a post on Raja Mehdi Ali Khan for a long time. Last year I'd planned it, but at the last moment I cancelled the plan and instead went for duets of Rafi and Geeta Dutt. So I was …

1951 – Lata Mangeshkar

It was a wonderful journey going through the early years of Lata Mangeshkar's career so far. 1947 to 1950 was a delightful experience. I was a bit nervous as I approached the 50s for the first time. For the year 1951, there were around 225 songs for 49 films to consider in total. It included …

Asha Bhosle (1957-’58-’59)

I've been presenting a song list on Asha Bhosle's birthday for the last three years. This year as well I have plans for the post. For the last few months the idea of today's post was on my mind. On previous occasions I presented Asha Bhosle's association with Madan Mohan, Khayyam and Salil Chowdhury. But …

Kaif Irfani – A Forgotten name

The situation today is really very challenging, more so for we, doctors. We are continuously working under stressful situations, and we are taking our duties very sincerely and caring for the patients. We doctors work continuously for 6 hours in a PPE kit wearing N 95 masks. We are supposed to take every possible precaution …

Hindi songs with Tonga (Ghoda Gadi) beats

Maharashtra state is experiencing the second wave of covid. Tension is building up and once again we find ourselves in need of a stress buster. While I had tribute posts for a few weeks, I was not in a mood for another. While I was churning these thoughts in mind, I absentmindedly opened the music …

Asha sings for Madan Mohan – I

Some singer-composer combinations prove so eternal that we tend to ignore other associations of that composer. This is literally true for Madan Mohan, whose association with Lata Mangeshkar is always much talked about. Right from their first film together, the combination clicked and till his death, blessed us with immortal melodies. But his associations with …

Songs of ‘Tanhai’

Feeling lonely is a prominent problem in 21st century. Though we are well connected with even our distant relatives via social media and messaging services, actually we tend to ignore our home. It's a horrible site to watch four people sitting in a room, all online, but absolutely no verbal communication. But such scenario is …

Rekha's Sousaphone

"Geet, beet, bazao baajaa!"

Trivia

The spice of life

Evergreen Indian film music

Great film music and great music directors

Conversations Over Chai

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Songs Of Yore

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